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Primitive Tools Workshop (Mena FS) report

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Primitive Tools Workshop (Mena FS) report

Post by ouachita hiker on Mon Feb 22, 2010 3:42 pm

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Re: Primitive Tools Workshop (Mena FS) report

Post by Preacha Man on Mon Feb 22, 2010 6:56 pm

Looks like a great time!!! The Grip Hoist looks like the way to go too. I will have to make time, and not allow things to get in the way.
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Re: Primitive Tools Workshop (Mena FS) report

Post by ED on Mon Feb 22, 2010 8:01 pm

Tom, most of the trees that we have delt with have huge root balls on the ground end. Do you think that come-along would be able to deal with that much weight?
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Re: Primitive Tools Workshop (Mena FS) report

Post by Trail Monkey on Mon Feb 22, 2010 8:07 pm

Tom.. how is it Mark keeps finding himself in front of the camera when ever one is pulled out.. hmmm... hahahaha.. jk.. looks great.
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Re: Primitive Tools Workshop (Mena FS) report

Post by ar.hiker on Mon Feb 22, 2010 9:00 pm

I'm really good at looking like I'm doing something important.
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Re: Primitive Tools Workshop (Mena FS) report

Post by ouachita hiker on Mon Feb 22, 2010 10:43 pm

Ed,

First of all the the Grip Hoist isn't a come-a-long. It is one heck of a powerful tool. We didn't see it in action on real heavy
stuff but it does have a snatch block with it. I have a feeling that I am wrong on this, I should have taken notes, but I
think we were told it would pull up to 6,000 lbs.? Mark may remember exactly. As far as the root balls we might have still had
to make one cut then pull it off. I know like any thing else it has a place to be used and some places it can't be used. They
ARE going to get on I know that.
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Re: Primitive Tools Workshop (Mena FS) report

Post by ouachita hiker on Mon Feb 22, 2010 10:54 pm

I found this info on the griphoist.
I think that the model number is GRITU28
Info here There is much more to it that is mentioned
here. All sorts of facts and figures were quoted that I
can't even begin to remember. Many factors come into
play. For instance the snatch block increases what can
be pulle.
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Re: Primitive Tools Workshop (Mena FS) report

Post by ar.hiker on Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:51 pm

I've used a bunch of come-a-longs and the grip hoist is so much easier, safer and more powerful it was amazing to me. I think that was a 2 ton single line, so it would be a 4 ton with a snatch block and double line pull.
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